A Recent Case Involving Compensation for Chronic Pain

Personal injury Ottawa cases and compensation amounts. Compensation for Chronic Pain Chronic Pain is an injury our lawyers see frequently.  It often results from an accident and can be debilitating and life altering. Every person who suffers from chronic pain will experience varying amounts of pain.  Every accident is unique and our lawyers understand that each and every one of […]

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Can you be at fault for hitting a deer ? Who is at- fault ?

Motor vehicle accidents and wildlife By: Brent Meadows   If you live in Eastern Ontario, it is not uncommon to encounter wildlife when venturing outside of the City, and sometimes within City limits. I frequently hear stories from motorists discussing close encounters with deer and other wildlife during their commutes to and from work. In […]

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Does the Highway Traffic Act apply to private property?

Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth….Can you be fined for failing to stop in a private parking lot? Can you be fined for speeding in a private parking lot ? What happens when there is a car accident on private property? Should the police be contacted? Should a police report be made? If this parking lot […]

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What are Ontario Accident Benefits ? Are family members entitled to accident benefits?

Ontario Car Insurance Claims and Accident Benefits. Who can access Ontario benefits? Statutory Accident Benefits (SABS) are provided by law in every Ontario auto insurance policy. All Accident Benefits are standard and equal among insurance companies unless you opt for “top-up” coverage. Ontario Accident Benefits provide compensation, regardless of who is at fault, for drivers, […]

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Are Ontario snowmobile accidents entitled to Ontario accident benefits ?

Snowmobile Accidents and Accident Benefits Insurance Claims There are far too many snowmobile accidents each year. A tragic snowmobile accident took another life: the life of a 24-year-old man in Val des Monts yesterday.  My thoughts go out to his family and friends and I am truly sorry for their loss.  I have many clients […]

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Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth: How to prevent a slip and fall accident.

Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer Good morning Ottawa ! It is cold out there today and very slippery. There is a layer of ice on the ground and its hard to see , as last night’s snow is covering the ground.  This is typically when slip and fall accidents happen. With the holidays here we are […]

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Ontario Accident Benefits and Income Replacement Benefits , Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth

Ontario Accident Benefits: Income Replacement Benefits Are you entitled to Income Replacement Benefits? If you suffer personal injury and are unable to work, you may be entitled to income replacement benefits through your Ontario accident benefits. Income replacement benefits in Ontario are partial compensation and are only available if you cannot fully return to work because of […]

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Do You Have to Provide Your Insurance Information After an Accident?

Ontario Accident Insurance Claims If in an accident, do you have to provide your insurance information?  The answer is yes. Section 200 of the Highway Traffic Act states that any person involved in an Ontario accident must, when requested, provide his/her name, address, driver’s licence number, insurance policy information and ownership information.  This information must […]

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City of Ottawa Skating Safety: Rideau Canal

I am very happy that Ottawa children under the age of 10 will be required to wear protective helmets during public skating sessions held in City of Ottawa facilities effective January 1, 2012. It is estimated that 5,700 Ottawa children receive medical treatments in Ottawa emergency rooms, and 400 children are hospitalized, every year because […]

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Ottawa Accident Lawyer : Ontario Accident Benefits and No fault Insurance Claims

David Hollingsworth explains Ontario No-Fault Accident Benefits Important: Report Your Accident! The first step in the personal injury process is to report your accident! If you have been injured in an accident, there are specific rules that must be followed to secure your claim. We can help you through this process, to help you gain […]

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